Charlie Thurston proves up to the task of narrating this memoir by NEW YORK TIMES East Africa bureau chief Jeffrey Gettleman. This audiobook weaves the stories of Gettleman's intense career as a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places with the story of his courtship, long-distance romance, and then marriage to his Cornell sweetheart. Thurston's steady, even understated, narration works. He neatly handles the adrenaline-laced scenes in which the author and his wife, Courtenay, a videographer, are kidnapped, waylaid, or up to their ears in dust, mud, and fear in various war-torn African nations. This is an audiobook that assesses the dangers and importance of a journalist's calling and is both thoughtfully written and narrated well. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2017]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538418260 $39.99 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780062674739 $24.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538418277 $59.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781538418284 $39.99 One MP3-CDs
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